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by demoncase
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 271
Views: 17785

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

I'm working 100% from home at the moment- whole of the UK is in lockdown.

It's like New Year's Day every day out there at the moment- very few people moving about and everyone keeping their distance
by demoncase
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday ChrisinHove!
Replies: 14
Views: 842

Re: Happy Birthday ChrisinHove!

Hoppy Beerday, troop!
by demoncase
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Pork roast
Replies: 28
Views: 1353

Re: Pork roast

http://imgur.com/gallery/K3rcr9f https://i.imgur.com/rfzGUuM.jpg here's a roast pork shoulder I did today: -Rubbed the rind with sea salt and fresh ground pepper (I'm blessed that pork in the UK is bred for flavour and fat more these days than for years) -sat it on a bed of finely chopped celery, l...
by demoncase
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Pork roast
Replies: 28
Views: 1353

Re: Pork roast

https://i.imgur.com/rfzGUuM.jpg Here's a roast pork shoulder I did today: -Rubbed the rind with sea salt and fresh ground pepper (I'm blessed that pork in the UK is bred for flavour and fat more these days than for years) -sat it on a bed of finely chopped celery, leeks and apple. Threw in a whole ...
by demoncase
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLC and rust.
Replies: 66
Views: 1898

Re: DLC and rust.

Did some cursory research into DLC coating and it is referred to as improving corrosion resistance. I have to wonder if the thickness of the coating is the variable here. One website specifically mentioned its thicker DLC coating being a better corrosion barrier than standard-thickness DLC. It'll i...
by demoncase
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLC and rust.
Replies: 66
Views: 1898

Re: DLC and rust.

I've some experience with DLC coated blades and (in a more industrial context) DLC used for coating actuator bodies for aerospace use. DLC gets selected to reduce friction, increase surface hardness and provide a very high temperature black colouration..... It's primary function is not rust preventi...
by demoncase
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sharpies
Replies: 33
Views: 1303

Re: Sharpies

If Sharpy made a "click" open and retract model then I'd carry one every day....

I have a really bad habit of losing the top for them and then I end up binning them.
by demoncase
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stickers on your car - good or bad?
Replies: 47
Views: 22177

Re: Stickers on your car - good or bad?

After I plastered one of my first motorbikes in sponsorship stickers and realised that I'd probably devalued it by £100 with £1 of peel-backed nonsense, I don't put anything on the paintwork unless there's a very good reason. I have an Adeptus Mechanicus symbol on my rear window- I wanted something ...
by demoncase
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "Demoncase"
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Happy Birthday "Demoncase"

Thank you kindly folks-

My posts have been less frequent of late due to cherishing our little miracle 9 month old daughter.

Hard to type while dealing with nappies (Daipers as you would have it) :D
by demoncase
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: More on Vitamins: Do they work ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1023

Re: More on Vitamins: Do they work ?

A balanced diet every day that is based on fresh produce is your best source of a balanced vitamin intake. Sounds obvious- but if you read the fine print on your over-the-counter supplement bottle it'll say "Not a substitute for a balanced diet" Personally, If I know I'm going to be eating badly for...
by demoncase
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "Most Durable" available Spyderco Knife?
Replies: 42
Views: 2135

Re: "Most Durable" available Spyderco Knife?

You've got to be trying really hard to do damage to an FRN Delica or Endura- full steel liners, sabre ground blades and a solid backlock.
by demoncase
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie quotes
Replies: 148
Views: 14591

Re: Favorite movie quotes

Leave the gun- bring the canollis.
by demoncase
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What Are You Driving / Have Driven?
Replies: 58
Views: 3423

Re: What Are You Driving / Have Driven?

I drive a lot of motorway miles in the UK, so my last several cars have all been 2 liter diesels....Nothing like doing 65-85mpg to put a smile on your wallet- and always have manual. No fan of letting the car and the gearbox outvote me on what gear I want to be in. :D Currently- Vauxhall/Opel Insign...
by demoncase
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lexan Polymers for Spyderco knife handles and other parts ?
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Lexan Polymers for Spyderco knife handles and other parts ?

Lexan's just a trade name for polycarbonate.....It's great for high optical clarity needs and is pretty tough (Motorcycle crash-helmets, most car headlights and the F22 cockpit "glass" are all made from Lexan/Polycarbonate) It scratches at the drop of a hat- (CDs are made from polycarbonate- and thi...
by demoncase
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Keeping Non Stainless Spyderco Steel Satin and Shiny/No Rust/No Patina?
Replies: 23
Views: 591

Re: Keeping Non Stainless Spyderco Steel Satin and Shiny/No Rust/No Patina?

I had a Manix 2 in M4 for a good long time- Pocket time and used it exclusively on dry cutting (So no apples or country ham ;) ) I wiped it down with Hoppes #9 every time it went back into the case.....but it still ended up with a mild 'darkening' of the steel around the thumbhole and on the spine j...
by demoncase
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?
Replies: 62
Views: 3304

Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

I find the Squeak to be about the smallest I feel comfortable with....I tend to go up a smidge to the Urban.
by demoncase
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Molecular Assembler Nanotechnology will change the world, but, will we survive it?
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: Molecular Assembler Nanotechnology will change the world, but, will we survive it?

Hmm. Like all these types of topics- There's several leaps required in capabilities needed to go from "I've proved the possibility on my white board" to "I've done this on my lab bench in a petri-dish" to "I'm able to make enough of this for low scale testing" to "I can produce enough of these for p...
by demoncase
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Opinel Outdoor Folder used for Bushcrafting
Replies: 13
Views: 804

Re: Opinel Outdoor Folder used for Bushcrafting

That's the kind of review I like. Show me what the knife will do and cannot do. Do not clutter up the video with opinions based on nothing, drunken rants, cats, or whatever. My thoughts exactly, Doc. Thank you! Do you like the blade shape Opinel chose for it? It seems very durable and efficient and...
by demoncase
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "HRC as advertised." Who is accurately listing HRC?
Replies: 187
Views: 6556

Re: "HRC as advertised." Who is accurately listing HRC?

Perhaps a controversial point- If every single knife maker listed the HRC result for their knives: would we be obliged to believe them? Would that data add any more trust in the product? I know I can rely on Spyderco to deliver true data- because that's the way they play the game. Can't say that for...
by demoncase
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN vs G10 vs Wood: Strengths and Weaknesses in each for Spyderco Knife Handles?
Replies: 18
Views: 907

Re: FRN vs G10 vs Wood: Strengths and Weaknesses in each for Spyderco Knife Handles?

Man has been trying to get thin veneers of wood to be stable and strong for several hundred years....and we are still struggling with it. I never worry about G10 or FRN if I have mud or blood or oil or solvent or glue or paint on my hands. I know it won't wreck them. I know I can get them clean. I d...

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